Victorian Village Guest House is a private guest suite located in the carriage house on the host's property. You will be the only guest here and are invited to enjoy our patios and garden. Our location is super convenient and walkable.
We do not permit guests to host any type of events, parties, business meetings or entertain others while at Victorian Village Guest House. We do not allow any type of video or photo shoots on the property. We do not allow pets of any type and regret that we are not able to accommodate service animals. We regret that our property is not accessible/ADA compliant. We do not permit smoking in the guest suite; however, guests may smoke on the patio and we will be happy to provide an ashtray. Guests may not use any type of incense or scented candles in the guest suite. Please consult our guest agreement located on our property's dedicated website for further details about "house rules."
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 %. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, la réservation est non remboursable.
After more than 25 years in the banking industry, I felt increasingly dissatisfied with my career and professional life. I began working with a life coach who helped me explore possible career changes. As an outcome of the coaching sessions, I decided to start a guest house business. The idea was one I had always been drawn to and because of the nature of the business, I could maintain my banking job while getting the new business off the ground. In April 2008, I formed Victorian Village Guest House, LLC and hosted my first paying guests in July 2008.
In October 2008, in the midst of the recession, I learned that my bank job was being eliminated and I would get laid off in March 2009. I decided to use the opportunity as a launching point to run the guest house full time. Since then, I haven’t looked back and work full time running my own business. Victorian Village Guest House continues to grow, attracting new guests and garnering an ever increasing number of repeat visitors. For me, one of the most rewarding aspects of managing the enterprise is being part of the Short North business community. I have been actively involved with the Short North Alliance and am exhilarated to have a business that both supports and compliments the thriving arts and retail district. This connection has allowed me to partner with a number of other independent business owners and provide my guests with a close connection to Columbus’s premier shopping and tourist destination. In addition, I have found a high level of gratification in starting something from scratch, being sole owner and being my own boss for the first time! It has been immensely rewarding to take an idea from concept to reality and watch it take off and grow. I have been blessed with tremendous support and encouragement from friends and neighbors in terms of referrals and recommendations.
For me, this has been a wonderful journey from corporate America to “Main Street,” from banking Vice President to small business owner. And hopefully my enthusiasm shows in the “product” we are offering at Victorian Village Guest House – attention to detail, care for our guests’ every need, luxury combined with the comfort of home and a surprising oasis in the middle of this urban neighborhood.